Book review: Addicted?

Words by Veronica Stanford

A pleasant surprise.

Upon reading the blurb for Addicted?, I immediately made the assumption it was to be a dry and dull read, filled with statistics and jargon. But that’s just not the case here.

The non-fiction presents an overarching argument about the media’s perception of drug addiction and the ‘ice epidemic’, ironically juxtaposing the idea of the supposed ‘crisis’ with discussion about our society’s obsession with screens.

I was pleasantly surprised at how conversational this read was. Despite commenting on Australia’s drug regulations and addiction at its most serious level, it weaves metaphors and stories throughout, helping the reader relate to the topic in a number of ways.

With stories from previous addicts, historical anecdotes and mindfulness exercises for everyone to try throughout, this book is an interesting read with an even more important message.

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 181. You can read it here.

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